By Yan Jie Lee
Established in 1868, the International Watch Company (IWC) was built based on a strong foundation, which combined intricate Swiss precision and craftsmanship with modern technology. True to IWC’s long-standing passion for engineering and technological innovation, the IWC Ingenieur collection pays tribute to the technical ingenuity of the 1950s.
The IWC Ingenieur brings rugged sportiness and technical finesse together in a one single, stylish timepiece. A reliable watch of unrivalled quality, the IWC Ingenieur is a trustworthy companion that will withstand the test of time.
Here are six of our most precise and elegant picks from the collection.
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph IW380801
The 42.3mm IWC Ingenieur Chronograph is a dashing timepiece for the modern gentleman. The simple silver dial highlights striking gold hands to achieve a sophisticated and clean look. The sapphire glass caseback reveals the complex Calibre 69375 movement with a bi-directional pawl-winding system. With such a powerful movement, the watch offers a 46-hour power reserve.
The 20mm stainless steel bracelet promises extreme comfort without compromising on style. Featuring a new clasp with a fine adjustment system, the length of the strap is easily adjustable at the touch of one button. With its timeless design, this is a fashionable watch that offers precision, comfort and effortless style all in one.
IWC Ingenieur Automatic IW357001
At the heart of this automatic IWC Ingenieur lies the Calibre 35111 movement, which promises a power reserve of 42 hours. Crafted in stainless steel, the 40mm watch features a simple, minimalistic dial with luminous silver-tone hands and indexes. The silver-plated dial showcases three slender hands and a date window at the 3 o’clock position. Complementing the classic design, the watch comes with a black strap made from alligator leather.
The IWC Ingenieur Automatic has an air of self-assurance, a sense of confidence that comes from its time-honoured design. An effortlessly elegant watch, this is a perfect dress watch for every occasion.
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph IW380802
Powered by the IWC-manufactured Calibre 69375 movement, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph offers precise and reliable time measurement, everywhere, anytime. Enclosed within a 42.3mm stainless steel case, the dial comes in a shade of striking cobalt blue. It proudly displays three sub-dials with hours, minutes and seconds chronograph functions. Meanwhile the date window is visible at 6 o’clock. In spite of its many functions, this watch somehow manages to keep the design of its dial clean and easy to read.
With a 46-hour power reserve and 100m-water resistance, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph is a trustworthy watch that will not disappoint.
IWC Ingenieur Automatic IW357003
Timelessly elegant, this black and gold IWC Ingenieur Automatic watch is driven by the Calibre 35111 movement, offering a 42-hour power reserve. The 40mm 18K 5N the gold case highlights a slate-coloured dial. Featuring simple gold markers with luminescent dots, gold hands and a small date window, the unassuming dial radiates an air of refined sophistication. To complete the look, the watch comes with a black alligator leather strap.
In this timepiece, black and gold work together in a striking juxtaposition to create an endlessly elegant design. Without a doubt, this IWC Ingenieur Automatic is a watch that is breathtaking both in design and technical features.
IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Date-Month
Hailed as the flagship watch of the Ingenieur family, the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar is a limited-edition model with only 100 individually numbered pieces. The impressive 45mm case is made of titanium — a material that is more commonly used in the aerospace industry. The rugged watch features a slate-coloured dial, which features the date and month in large digital displays, enhancing the legibility of the dial. More impressively, the perpetual calendar accounts for a leap year every four years.
As expected, its technical prowess rivals the formidable exterior. Running on the in-house 89801 Calibre movement, the watch features a flyback chronograph complication and an 18K gold rotor. With its elaborate design and technical details, the covetable IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar is a great addition to your watch collection.
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport
Another limited-edition piece, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport achieves a sporty yet elegant look with its all-black motif. With only 500 such pieces in the world, this is certainly a timepiece that is highly coveted by watch collectors. The 44mm titanium case offers maximum durability. The soft-iron inner case also protects the intricate movement against magnetic fields.
Equipped with a tachymeter scale and chronograph functions with hours, minutes and seconds, the watch can show the average speed over a total of 1000 metres. The Calibre 89361 movement lies at the centre of this watch and drives its many elaborate functions. Elegantly built, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport is a robust and versatile timepiece that will lend you its elegant charms through different occasions.
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